.copper dog

A Copper Dog is a small copper tube with a copper coin welded in one end and a chain on the other, designed to sneak into ones' trousers leg whilst browsing a whisky warehouse. It is also a bar in the Craigellachie Hotel in Craigellachie, Speyside, Scotland, where they serve this bespoke whisky in their … Continue reading .copper dog

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big peat – dbtd edition

Big Peat. After a couple of years, he has become a well known face in the shelve on many peated-whisky lovers' collections. A blended malt of several Islay malts, with several special releases for special occasions, each with their special strength. Created in the laboratories of Douglas Laing, especially for the generous people of Drinks … Continue reading big peat – dbtd edition

.monkey shoulder

Ah, yes. The Monkey Shoulder. Crafted from the three William Grant’s Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie distilleries in Dufftown, the capital of the Speyside region, hiding behind door number three of the Drinks by the Dram Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar. 40% abv, €30 blended malt Nose: the fruity scent of very ripe Golden Delicious apples and … Continue reading .monkey shoulder

.compass box – the general

Getting in contact with our favourite blending company, we cheekily asked if they had something left of their award winning blended whisky they dubbed the General. Only 1698 bottles had been filled in 2013.53.4% abv, € sold out, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: sweet, honeycomb, rye, dry corn, mint, eucalyptus, citrus, dried orange peelPalate: sweet, … Continue reading .compass box – the general

.wemyss – velvet fig

With only 6,000 bottles to spare worldwide, Wemyss malts have composed a blended malt (of unknown composition), that has fully matured in ex-Oloroso Sherry casks. As a golden Wemyss rule, the name of the whisky perfectly reflects the content of the bottle.46% abv, €40, blended malt, non chill-filteredNose: warm apples, sweet, warm apple-pie, spicy, cinnamon, citrus, oranges, … Continue reading .wemyss – velvet fig

.hunter laing – highland journey 0001

The wonderful people at Hunter Laing surprised WhiskySpeller with a sample of their first blended malt: Highland Journey, a blended malt comprised of three Highland whiskies (allegedly Blair Athol, Clynelish and Teaninich), inspired by Stewart Laing's (Hunter Laing's founder) first visits to the Highlands as a child with his father.This small batch bottling contains whiskies that … Continue reading .hunter laing – highland journey 0001

.compass box – flaming heart – 4th edition

Every few years, Compass box are able to blend the perfect blended malt from a combination of appropriate aged whiskies, resulting in the Flaming Heart. A blended malt whisky, that keeps the character of the ingredient malts available for you to discover.48,9% abv, €100, blended malt, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: slight peat smoke, fresh, fruit, … Continue reading .compass box – flaming heart – 4th edition

.wemyss malts – the hyve – 12yo

40% abv, €40, single malt, non-chill filteredNose: sweet (sickly), eating cotton candy at the cotton candy stand, banana foam candies, pear drops, a freshly filled candy store, honey, clover honey, honeycomb, bees-wax, citrus, tangerine-peelPalate: citrus, orange-peel, marmalade, tangerines, sweet, honey, honey-comb, candle-wax, cotton-candyFinish: bitter as marmalade, semi-dry, medium longMark: +/++++Conclusion: imagine stuffing yourself while browsing a candy … Continue reading .wemyss malts – the hyve – 12yo

.wemyss malts – smooth gentleman – 5yo

40% abv, €65, blended malt, non-chill filteredNose: citrus peel, sweet, cotton candy, nougat, mintPalate: citrus, sweet, caramel, spicy, white pepperFinish: orange peel, zest, medium dry, medium long, slight ironMark: +++++Conclusion: Not exactly smooth, the citrus is quite present, but she is quite enjoyable.More info: This blended malt appears to be discontinued.

.compass box – the spice tree

46% abv, €40, blended malt, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: sweet (!), vanilla, floral, spices, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, green herbs, laurel, sage, fruity, apples, pears, tropical fruits, mangos, strawberries, camomile teaPalate: sweet, candied ginger, spicy, red peppers, fruity, apples, pears, semi-dry, floral, heather, violetsFinish: long, sweet, vanilla, spicy, peppery, floral, heather, rosesMark: +++++Conclusion: This. This is wonderful. Sadly, … Continue reading .compass box – the spice tree